[SATLUG] Looking for another ISP

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 12:30:21 CST 2008


I think we're just going to have to stick to our present plan now, or
maybe move to a GrandeCom Fiber to the House area ;)

On Jan 23, 2008 12:10 PM, MKR <mkr777 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why not call the guys at UT Austin and find out what options they have
> looked into. They use a lot of bandwidth. I believe their servers use 45MB
> up and down. Also there may be system wide deal with AT&T and other
> providers in Texas.
>
> mkr
>
>
>
> On 1/23/08, Zeb Fletcher <zeb.fletcher at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Jeremy - Because of the way networks were designed for asynchronous
> > traffic.
> > There is a larger demand for download traffic so the networks were
> > designed
> > for this, causing upload speeds to be priced at a premium or so I have
> > been
> > told. As for finding an ISP your best bet is to wear out your desk phone
> > and
> > start calling around. You should be able to qualify for discounts because
> > your an educational facility that might not be advertised on thier
> > websites.
> > Try all the major Telcos (SBC,Sprint, Verizon, Grande, Embarq, XO, Level
> > 3,
> > Alpheus) There are alot of carriers out there that might be able to help.
> >
> >
> > Zeb
> >
> >
> >
> > On 1/23/08, Jeremy Mann <jeremymann at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Jan 23, 2008 10:26 AM, Ernest De Leon <edeleonjr at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Remember that off-cloud site to site and on-cloud download bandwidth
> > are
> > > not
> > > > that expensive in general.  Once you want to hop on the cloud for
> > upload
> > > > purposes, that's where charges get high.  Anything above 1 to 1.5Mbit
> > /sec
> > > > is considered business class because you are essentially heading into
> > > the
> > > > ISP upstream speeds.  I doubt any company will offer 2 Mbit/sec
> > upstream
> > > for
> > > > less than 4 or 500 dollars, and you will hit the thousands a month by
> > > the
> > > > time you reach 10 Mbit/sec.
> > >
> > > Why does going from 1 to 2 up negate the price jumping so much?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > Jeremy Mann
> > > jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu
> > >
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Jeremy Mann
jeremy at biochem.uthscsa.edu

University of Texas Health Science Center
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